Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge 21

Here is this week's sketch for the Merry Monday Challenge #21 to make a Christmas card.

I used a piece of shiny red card stock I've had lying on my table for a while, and added some crumb cake embossed with a snowflake ef. The lacy borders are from a small roll of self-stick paper I bought at the dollar store several years ago. I found a couple rolls I'd forgotten I had while cleaning my craft room recently, and thought of using it for the borders as soon as I saw the sketch! I embossed the oval with a CB ef, adding some "snow" with a picket fence distress marker. The ribbon is from SU! in early espresso, and I added a tiny tag of vintage cream card stock attached with a safety pin, & stamped with the word "Merry" from Inkadinkado. I'm really loving these non-traditional colors for Christmas lately and I think I'll be using them more often!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Carol

15 comments:

Basslady said...

sweetie, this card got definitely the "wow"-factor...how fabulous all the dimensions are...love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jennifer said...

Carole, this is gorgeous! I love how you've used the embossing plates and inked them to create the lovely image. And the lacey border is gorgeous! Isn't it fun to find creative and lovely uses for inexpensive finds! Lovely!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Donna Hanley said...

Wow Carol, I love that sticky paper. Your whole card is just outstanding. That image is so pretty and peaceful looking and the embossing is just perfect for this card. Love the little sentiment held on with the pin. I, too, am liking the non traditional colors lately. Have a wonderful day.

LeAnne said...

Wowza....this is fantastic! Love that you used up some leftover pieces and stuff you forgot you had!!! This is just fabulous...my jaw is dropping!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, love the texture and embossing. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

jimlynn said...

So pretty! Love the way you added the "snow" to the roofs. You're really rocking these Christmas cards!
Lynn

Marie B. said...

Mmmm, this card is yummy! :)

Benzi said...

I love how you used that embossing folder on that oval frame...that is just very clever and soooooo pretty. The sentiment is so sweet with the safety pin. Just a super Christmas creation, Carol.

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous!!!!I LOVE THIS!!

Sandy said...

I do believe one of your biggest talents is embossing! Wow, I wouldn't have ever thought to make the roof tops white! This is such a beautiful card!!!!

Lesley said...

What a great idea, to use part of that embossing folder, I love it. Your colours are amazing too Carol. Thank you for joining in at Merry Monday!
Lesley

Bonnie said...

Carol, I love the embossed scene with the snow on the roofs and the embossed Crumb Cake piece behind it!

JD said...

This is a beautiful card! I really like the color combo!

Sue from Oregon said...

I always kick myself when I realize that I did not buy this embossing folder when it was available

Catie Cuddles said...

Stunning cars. Love the snowy houses